We found 19 providers matching spinal fusion and who accept Cigna Bronze EPO near Addison, TX.

Dr. Richard Alan Hostin Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Richard Hostin sees patients in Plano, TX and Fort Worth, TX. His medical specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: lumbar laminectomy, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and artificial disc replacement. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Hostin attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Hostin's distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Baylor Scoliosis Center, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion, thoracic fusion, cervical fusion

All Interests: Disc Problems, Lumbar Laminectomy, Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Spine Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Walter Xavier Loyola, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Walter Loyola is a medical specialist in neurosurgery and osteopathic manipulative medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Loyola include spinal pain, bulging disc, and herniated disc. Patient reviews placed Dr. Loyola at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Loyola is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Loyola welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion, lumbar fusion, thoracic fusion, cervical fusion

All Interests: Artificial Disc Replacement, Spinal Pain, Complex Spinal Instrumentation, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sean Mawusi Jones-Quaidoo, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7557 Rambler Road; Suite 730
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Sean Jones-Quaidoo sees patients in Dallas, TX and Allen, TX. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include back injuries, spinal pain, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Jones-Quaidoo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for residency. Dr. Jones-Quaidoo has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Jones-Quaidoo is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion, cervical fusion

All Interests: Neck Pain, Spinal Pain, Lower Back Pain, Back Problems, Lumbar Spine Problems, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Allen Guess Jr., MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. James Guess works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist in Carrollton, TX, Flower Mound, TX, and Frisco, TX. Dr. Guess's areas of expertise include back injuries, spinal decompression, and cervical (neck) spine problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical Center of Lewisville. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Disc Problems, Spine Reconstruction, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Spinal Pain, Cervical Artificial Disc ... (Read more)

Dr. Craig Carter Callewart, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17051 Dallas Parkway; Suite 420
Addison, TX
 

Dr. Craig Callewart works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Callewart's clinical interests include kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), artificial disc replacement, and radiculopathy (nerve root disorder). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion, lumbar fusion, thoracic fusion, cervical fusion

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Stenosis, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Neck ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 40
  • Charge (avg.): $2,607 - $7,890
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,322 - $1,631

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5228 West Plano Parkway
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Courtney specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Plano, TX and Frisco, TX. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Courtney include back injuries, spinal fusion, and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Courtney is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Courtney graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Spine Reconstruction, Neck Pain, Chronic Back Pain, Herniated Disc, Spinal Fusion, Lower Back Pain, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 22
  • Charge (avg.): $4,734 - $8,178
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $812 - $1,750
Dr. Kendall Edward Ii Carll II, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17051 North Dallas Parkway; Suite 400
Addison, TX
 

Dr. Kendall Carll's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Carll's areas of expertise include the following: laminectomy, back injuries, and bulging disc. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Pine Creek Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Carll is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion, lumbar fusion, thoracic fusion, cervical fusion

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Stenosis, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Neck ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $7,898
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,310
Dr. Michael Scott Turner, MD, PhD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4323 North Josey Lane; Suite 202
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Michael Turner is a specialist in spine surgery and neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Turner include back injuries, cervical (neck) spine problems, and bulging disc. His professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Turner is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Artificial Disc Replacement, Bone Spurs, Scoliosis, Lower Back Pain, Back Problems, Lumbar Spine ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $8,950
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,629
Dr. Cameron Noble Carmody, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17051 Dallas Parkway; Suite 400
Addison, TX
 

Dr. Cameron Carmody is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: laminectomy, back injuries, and spinal decompression. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Carmody takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Carmody attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Carmody is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion, cervical fusion

All Interests: Disc Problems, Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Stenosis, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Spinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Eunkoo Park, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17051 North Dallas Parkway; Suite 400
Addison, TX
 

Dr. Andrew Park's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Addison, TX and Dallas, TX. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include laminectomy, back injuries, and bulging disc. Dr. Park is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Park has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion, lumbar fusion, thoracic fusion, cervical fusion

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Stenosis, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Neck ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 64
  • Charge (avg.): $6,535 - $7,898
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $669 - $1,526
Dr. Robert Gerard Viere, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17051 North Dallas Parkway; Suite 400
Addison, TX
 

Dr. Robert Viere's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Addison, TX and Dallas, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), artificial disc replacement, and radiculopathy (nerve root disorder). He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Viere graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Viere accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion, lumbar fusion, thoracic fusion, cervical fusion

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Stenosis, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Gary Creed Dennis, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Gary Dennis' areas of specialization are spine surgery and neurosurgery; he sees patients in Plano, TX, Frisco, TX, and Dallas, TX. Dr. Dennis's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include meningioma, bone spurs, and spine reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Dennis attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion, lumbar fusion, thoracic fusion, cervical fusion

All Interests: Disc Problems, Artificial Disc Replacement, Bone Spurs, Spine Reconstruction, Stenosis, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9101 Lbj Freeway; Suite 710
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Robert Myles practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Dallas, TX, Grapevine, TX, and Hurst, TX. He is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Myles include musculoskeletal problems and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Myles's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Clinical Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $2,951 - $3,052
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $504 - $1,298
Dr. Shaad Bashir Bidiwala, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Other
17051 North Dallas Parkway; Suite 370
Addison, TX
 

Dr. Shaad Bidiwala is a specialist in neurosurgery. He works in Dallas, TX and Addison, TX. These areas are among Dr. Bidiwala's clinical interests: kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), artificial disc replacement, and radiculopathy (nerve root disorder). He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bidiwala graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion, lumbar fusion, thoracic fusion, cervical fusion

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Stenosis, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Neck ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $10,117
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,709
Dr. Ioannis Alexander Avramis, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Spine Surgery
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Ioannis Avramis practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric spine surgery. His areas of expertise include back injuries, leg pain, and lumbar laminectomy. Dr. Avramis honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC), Dr. Avramis attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Avramis is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Pine Creek Medical Center, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas).

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion, thoracic fusion

All Interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Sacral ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Spine Surgery
4716 Alliance Boulevard; Baylor Medical Pavillian 11 Suite 6
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Devesh Ramnath's specialties are orthopedic trauma, spine surgery, and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He practices in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. His areas of expertise include lumbar laminectomy, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and artificial disc replacement. Dr. Ramnath accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University. Dr. Ramnath is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion, lumbar fusion, thoracic fusion, cervical fusion

All Interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Stenosis, Sacroiliac ... (Read more)

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What is Spinal Fusion?

Spinal fusion is a surgical procedure to permanently join together two or more vertebrae, the bones in the spine. Certain spinal disorders can lead to instability and pain, and the idea behind spinal fusion is that fusing vertebrae together can both make them stronger and reduce motion, which can sometimes reduce pain.

There are several different types of spinal fusion surgery available, mostly depending on where your pain is located and whether your surgeon will perform the procedure through the back, front, or side. In general, a fusion is performed by packing the vertebrae to be fused with grafted bone. This bone may be taken from the patient’s hip, may be donated from a cadaver, or it may be a manufactured synthetic material. The bone is placed along the vertebrae, and sometimes, the disc that lies in between the vertebrae is removed and replaced with grafted bone. The bone material will grow and cement the two vertebrae together. After the bone graft is placed, the vertebrae are sometimes held in place with rods, screws, plates, or cages, depending on the weakness of the spine and needs of the graft.

Spinal fusion is a significant surgery and can take three to four hours or more. Recovery is typically two to four days in the hospital. After surgery, it is important to remember that the fusion takes time to grow from the bone graft. So, the actual fusion is not complete for several months. You will probably feel somewhat better right away, but it may take a while to feel the full effects of the fusion as the bone grows into place. In the meantime, your doctor might have you wear a brace to protect your spine and keep it properly aligned.

Spinal fusion is not used for all kinds of back pain. Changing the way the spine moves can lead to strain on the other joints in the back, and fusion is only performed when the benefits outweigh the risks. Some spine disorders that are treated with fusion include:
  • Curvature disorders, such as scoliosis and kyphosis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spondylolisthesis, a disorder that causes vertebrae to slip over each other
  • Significant spinal fractures that cause instability
  • Weakened spine due to infection or tumor
  • Some cases of spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal column
  • Chronic lower back pain (although the use of fusion to treat this is controversial)

Regardless of the diagnosis, there is always a possibility of ‘failure’ with spinal fusion, or of the surgery not fully solving the pain. This is more likely when fusion is used primarily to treat pain instead of structural problems. You can improve your chances of a successful outcome by stopping smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, moving your body every day, and following your doctor’s instructions for any physical therapy you are prescribed.
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